Guidance

Legal
| Premises

If you play music or have the television on in your waiting room, and/or you play music when using your ‘hold’ facility on the phone, then you probably need to obtain ‘TheMusicLicence’.

Contract/PMS/GMS/APMS
| Legal
| National Policies / Procedures
| Support
Regulations
Last Reviewed Date
02/04/2024

GMS Contracts,  Regulation Amendments

Fees / Charges
| Legal
Death Certification
Last Reviewed Date
03/01/2024

The LMC receives many queries on the subject of death certification, cremation and Coronial regulations. It is incumbent on those working with the bereaved to recognise that these processes can cause significant distress to them.

Employment / Contracts / HR
| Legal
Paternity Leave and Pay
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

To qualify for paternity pay and leave you must be an ’employee’. A ‘worker’ does not qualify for leave but may qualify for pay.

Employment / Contracts / HR
| Legal
| Practice Policies
Maternity & Keeping In Touch Days
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

Up to 10 Keeping-In-Touch (KIT) days can be worked by pregnant employees without it affecting their rights to maternity leave or pay. KIT days cannot be taken during the period of compulsory maternity leave (i.e. the first 2 weeks after the child’s birth).

Legal
| National Policies / Procedures
Gift Register
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

The NHS (GMS) Regulations and most PMS contracts contain a clause that requires practices to maintain a gift register, that can be made available to the primary care organisation, on reasonable request, of all gifts made to the practice or individuals. This article quotes the relevant part of the Regulations

Education
| Governance & Confidentiality
| Legal

Educational Podcasts and Videos Focusing on GDPR, Legal and Contracts

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it

Employment / Contracts / HR
| Legal
Discipline, Dismissal & Grievance Procedures
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

The legal requirements for dealing with discipline, dismissal and grievance issues at work changed inl 2009 in accordance with the Employment Act 2008.

Employment / Contracts / HR
| Finance / Pensions / Retirement
| Legal

From 1 October 2022, the GMS and PMS regulations were amended to require some GPs to self-declare their earnings